Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi were sentenced to 14 years with rigorous punishment in Toshakhana corruption case on Wednesday.
Khan is accused of not disclosing information on gifts presented to Toshakhana as well as the proceeds from the “illegal” sale of some of the gifts, the news agency PTI reported.
On Tuesday, Khan was given a prison sentence of 10 years in a case related to leaking state secrets. Khan’s wife, Bushra Bibi, was on remand throughout the trial.
In a major blow to Khan’s run for the upcoming February 8 general elections in Pakistan, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a special court on Tuesday and 14 years of jail on Wednesday.
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According to the report, the Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir conducted the hearing at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, where the former premier is incarcerated, in the Toshakhana corruption case.
The court barred both Khan and his wife from holding any public office for 10 years and slapped with a fine of Rs 787 million each.
The couple married in 2018, months before Khan was elected prime minister of Pakistan.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders react to the sentence to Imran Khan
Former Pakistan Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra took to the microblogging website X and said that the system is not hurting Imran Khan, but itself.
Why does this system want to expose itself so badly? You’re not hurting Imran Khan. You’re hurting yourself.
— Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) January 31, 2024